Crossrail has announced its intention to award the main construction contract C502 for Liverpool Street station to Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd. The indicative OJEU value of C502 Liverpool Street is US$478M. Following a ten-day standstill period, the contract award value can be confirmed. Construction will get underway later this year.
Andy Mitchell, Crossrail Programme Director said: “As with the Paddington, Farringdon and Whitechapel contracts, high quality bids were received for Liverpool Street station. The main construction contract for Tottenham Court Road station will be the next to be awarded in mid-2012.”
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The new Crossrail station will be located below existing Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations and Finsbury Circus. Crossrail will build two new ticket halls, Broadgate in the east and Moorgate in the west, for passengers to access Crossrail trains at Liverpool Street Station.
At the eastern end of the Liverpool Street Crossrail station, a new Crossrail ticket hall will be constructed beneath Liverpool Street close to the Broadgate development. At the western end, a new ticket hall will be built by expanding the existing Moorgate station ticket hall.
A total of eight new Crossrail stations will be constructed – Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Custom House. Berkeley Homes has also agreed to build a Station Box at Woolwich.
On 18 April 2011, Crossrail confirmed the shortlist for C502 Liverpool Street station. The following organisations were invited to tender:
- Balfour Beatty / Morgan Sindall / VINCI JV;
- Costain / Skanska JV;
- Dragados / Sisk JV; and
- Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd.
On 11 July 2011, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C405 Paddington station (main construction) had been awarded to Costain Skanska JV.
On 23 November 2011, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C435 Farringdon station (main construction) had been awarded to BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) & Kier Construction JV.
On 23 November 2011, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C512 Whitechapel station (main construction) had been awarded to Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Morgan Sindall & Vinci Construction UK JV.